Rick Holt's Adventures in Vietnam
Letters Home from Vietnam, 1971

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Long Thanh North
November 5, 1971
10:30 am

Dear Folks,

I was sitting out here in the sun but the sun just went behind a big cloud. It's clear to the west but cloudy to the east. I think those are the clouds that rained on us a little yesterday evening. You can't tell it rained though. Everything is just about dried up already.

 I got the magazines you sent and a letter with some pictures from Aunt Shirl. Also got 3 letters from you. I don't know what happened to the other one. They always come in pairs.

I heard that Harp, one of the rotor wing crew chiefs got a 147 day DEROS drop. He leaves in about 20 days and gets out of the army about 179 days early.

It's hard to believe it's Friday already. I can hardly keep up with the days.


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